"All Things Small Produce A Spark" CD
Genres: indie pop, indie rock
May 4 -11 2002
indie pop bands become more and more abundant, it sometimes seems very
hard to separate the good ones from the bad. Of course,
"good" and "bad" are purely subjective terms,
although there are a few things that we can all agree on. Poorly
imitating Pavement or Guided By Voices - that's a no-no - and the
"play it like you don't give a shit" technique is becoming
But The Westside Daredevils - well, they're different.
They've mastered their own special blend of indie pop, although
it's certainly not without its influences. There's a bit of The
Go-Betweens in here, and a whole ton of The Flaming Lips, as well.
Yet, the Daredevils never sound stale or done-before. Their positive
attitude and warm, poppy songwriting carry a certain charm that'll
keep the cd in your stereo for awhile. The instantly catchy melodies
of upbeat songs like "Andrea" and "Careful Tom"
juxtapose magnificently with the more moody tracks like "Miner's
Shortwave" and "Mind's Cold Sweat"
Altogether, this album is a excellent one. The band displays an
excellent grasp of a whole myriad of styles. If this album's anything
to go by, The Westside Daredevils could become a big name on the scene